20h17, rue Darling

Synopsis

Quartier Hochelaga. 20h17. Une violente explosion souffle un immeuble de la rue Darling. Six occupants périssent. Gérard, locataire des lieux, aurait dû normalement être du nombre, si un banal accident ne l'avait pas retenu. «Ce film résume à peu près tous mes autres. C'est une oeuvre charnière pour moi. Il met à profit mes études en anthropologie et mon expérience de documentariste.» (Bernard Émond, 2003)

A former journalist, three times divorced, Gerard is now a member of Alcoholics Anonymous who lives in a small apartment on Darling Street. By a combination of circumstances, he isn't home when his building explodes one evening, causing the death of six people. Moved by the fact that he has escaped death, Gerard finds his old journalistic instincts returning and decides to research his dead neighbors' past to understand what occured, but also to give meaning to this terrible event.